Below you will find an overview of all AWDC departments.
Diamond Office (DO) is responsible for streamlining all diamond shipments imported to or exported from Belgium. Each shipment is physically checked and verified by sworn experts, under surveillance of the Belgian government.
Tel: +32 3 222 05 31
The Public Affairs department leads and coordinates AWDC's advocacy vis-à-vis regional, national and supranational government bodies. The department informs policymakers about developments in the Antwerp diamond industry and advocates its interests. In addition, Public Affairs represents AWDC on various platforms and in organizations at the regional, national and international level. This department also drives AWDC's sustainability agenda, a key global public policy issue. Lastly, Public Affairs acts as the focal point of the Administrative Support Mechanism (ASM) of the Kimberley Process and carries out the task of "Knowledge Management and Institutional Memory" within the ASM.
Tel.: +32 3 222 07 10
PR & Communications - Industry Relations Rough and Polished
The Public Relations & Communications department promotes Antwerp as the world’s leading diamond hub. This is done through the organization and coordination of numerous activities in Belgium and abroad, such as participation in trade fairs and organizing national and international events including PR & prospecting missions, B2B network events, conferences and royal and economic missions.
Tel.: +32 3 222 05 01
Legal/ Compliance & HR
The Legal & Compliance department handles the legal dossiers, advises diamantaires and implements legislation in the diamond industry. This department also works actively to foster transparency in the industry.
The HR department provides employees with answers concerning HR policy. HR creates a framework within which all AWDC employees can perform their work in a driven and motivated manner. In addition this department renders services to the industry.
Legal: +32 3 222 05 03
Human Resources: +32 3 222 05 07
The Finance Department coordinates all financial aspects of the organization.
Tel.: +32 3 222 07 70
Operations provides support within AWDC in the field of ICT, Security, Facility and Purchasing.